"Porn consumption is now such a fixture of modern life—there is no chance the American government will take your smut away—that space has opened up to question its effects without being dismissed as a wannabe censor. Which isn’t to say that admitting to reservations about current sexual trends is easy." (The Atlantic)
“The authorial persona on display in Mantel Pieces is confident to the point of arrogance. In a world where journalists write with a flinch in every sentence, that is deeply enjoyable.”
“Ten years ago, at 9.05pm on 25 July, something revolutionary happened." (Tortoise)
The backlash against the Harry Potter creator is a growing pain of her fandom. (The Atlantic)
“There is no separating the artist and the art in Tom Stoppard’s new play Leopoldstadt.”
Wowser. I loved Alice Birch’s [BLANK].
"Once again, Chris Morris has demonstrated that “terrorism” is a label to tell us who we are allowed to find terrifying."
“When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other” is S&M for Ocado customers.- on Cate Blanchett’s National Theatre debut.
“The political wife is still expected to be the embodiment of Virginia Woolf’s description of women, who “have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size”. On Michelle Obama’s memoir...
“The Wild Duck is a lie.” On dealing with the darkness in the literary canon.